Bamboo flooring has become increasingly popular over the past few years and for good reason. Despite being categorized as hardwood flooring, bamboo is actually a grass, not a wood, and it grows in specific climates all over the world. It is also the fastest growing plant on the planet, able to regenerate in as little as 3 – 5 years. Made into bamboo flooring it is beautiful, durable and sustainable.
Oh, and it can also save you quite a bit of money. Here’s how:
Bamboo is Easy to Install Yourself
Let’s start right off the bat and discuss installation. Bamboo is one of the friendliest flooring options when it comes to DIY installation. By using the floating floor method of installation, homeowners can easily and quickly install their floors without need for glue or nails. Installing floors yourself can save you thousands of dollars you would have spent hiring a professional contractor.
Let’s also not forget that when you purchased your bamboo flooring you saved 10% – 50% over what you would have paid for traditional hardwood floors, but still got flooring that is beautiful and durable.
Bamboo is Termite Resistant
Termites eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, meaning damage to wood in and around a structure can happen very quickly. In fact, the NPMA estimates that termites cause $5 billion in property damage each year.
The good news is that bamboo flooring is termite resistant so you will never have to spend money to replace planks that have been compromised by these little buggers. Hmm, maybe entire houses should be built out of bamboo – there’s a thought!
Save Money on Allergy Medication
If you suffer from allergies then you know some of the items in your own home can make you very sick. Carpet, for instance, should not be in your house if you are a sufferer as it traps dust, dust mites and other allergens. So what kind of flooring is a good choice for allergy sufferers? Bamboo flooring is both resistant to mold and mildew and offers no place for dust mites and other allergens to hide, making it an ideal choice. Why spend money on allergy medication and boxes and boxes of Kleenex when there are plenty of other things you could spend it on?
Bamboo Floors Require Little Maintenance and Upkeep
Bamboo has a tensile strength stronger than even steel (yes, you read that correctly), is moisture resistant and extremely durable. Provided you clean and maintain your floors properly, you will be able to enjoy them for years and years without having to hand over money for costly repairs.
As you can see, there are many ways installing bamboo in your home can help you save money immediately as well as over time.